"This is the very definition of negligence" - Digby Brown statement following RAIB report into Stonehaven rail crash

Stonehaven rail crash RAIB findings - Digby Brown statement

Today the RAIB published its findings in relation to the Stonehaven rail crash of August 2020.

Neil Davidson, Partner in our Aberdeen office, acts on behalf of people affected by this tragedy.

Here is his full statement:

He said: “This is a damning report which highlights a catalogue of failures within Network Rail. 

“The RAIB investigation clearly shows rail management had prior knowledge of several known risks – they were told to improve, yet still failed to act.

“This is the very definition of negligence and as a result people were killed or injured. 

“It should come as no surprise that many now hope further action will be taken against Network Rail.

“Right now, as a bare minimum, those responsible for running and managing the railway need to swiftly provide survivors and families with the support they deserve while implementing all of the RAIB’s recommendations in full and without delay.”